Botanic Gardens to host the 8th Biennial BGANZ Congress

21 March 2017

Date posted: 01 March 2017

When: Sunday 22 October to Wednesday 25 October
Where:National Wine Centre, corner Botanic and Hackney Roads
Registration: For pricing and booking information, visit the event website

The Botanic Gardens of South Australia will host the 8th Biennial BGANZ Congress - featuring a world-class program - to be held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide, SA, from 22-25 October 2017.

International headline speakers include Peter Boyce, Wong Sin Yeng, Professor David Mabberley and Michael Lovave, who will highlight the key role botanic gardens in Australia and New Zealand play to enhance and protect our environments.

The BGANZ Congress delivers fascinating seminars, workshops and field trips, allowing delegates to network and arm themselves with fresh ideas and knowledge.

The theme of this year's Congress is: Preservation: Exploring and Adapting, and it underlines the need for adaptation of botanic gardens in their ongoing environment and the ever-changing attitudes of the community.

This covers both the natural, cultivated and political environment and the required strategies to ensure the preservation of endangered species can continue.

How do we ensure proper connection with the public and their engagement? How do we inspire younger generations, friends and volunteers to gain their vital support which is an integral part of all botanic gardens? How do we safeguard our commitment to botany, science and conservation, horticulture and internal and external education?

The BGANZ Congress is open to all BGANZ Members and non-members. For more information visit the event website.

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